Blonder Tongue Brings Efficiency to IP Video Delivery With New MPEG-2 HD Encoder
By Eliminating the Need for External QAM-to-IP Equipment, HDE-8C-QAM/IP Encoder Enables Cost-Effective and Reliable Distribution of Enterprise Commercial Video Networks, While Providing Superior Video Quality
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- Dec. 15, 2014 -- Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced that it has launched the HDE-8C-QAM/IP MPEG-2 HD encoder, designed to bring increased reliability, efficiency, and affordability to high-definition video delivery. Building upon the high-performance design and sophisticated feature set offered by Blonder Tongue's popular HDE-8C-QAM encoder, the new encoder includes an IP output that is compatible with IPTV networks. By providing operators with a direct IP output, the HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder eliminates the need for external QAM-to-IP equipment, making network design simpler and more manageable for operators in the education, enterprise, hospitality, healthcare, government, and pro A/V markets.
"Being able to deliver HD video content over IP networks opens up revenue opportunities for schools, universities, stadiums, and other businesses. Yet, to make this scenario a reality, video operators need cost-effective, reliable, and high-quality encoding solutions," said Jeff Smith, vice president of sales at Blonder Tongue. "By adding a direct IP output to our existing HDE-8C-QAM encoder, we provide the industry with a winning solution."
The HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder accepts programs from up to eight component or composite inputs, such as set-top boxes, satellite receivers, and camera sources, and then digitizes, MPEG-2 encodes, multiplexes, and modulates each HD stream into four adjacent ASI or QAM channels in the 54-1002 MHz range (CATV 2-158). To ensure flawless and continuous service, the HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder automatically switches over to a built-in spare input in the event of a failure.
In addition to supporting Dolby(R) Digital audio encoding and closed captioning, Blonder Tongue's HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder features an integrated EAS interface that simplifies the distribution of emergency alert messages. An accessible RF test point allows operators to perform monitoring and testing on the encoder without service interruption. The RF test point, combined with the unit's user-friendly Web-based interface, dramatically lowers the learning curve for system operators while reducing operational expenses. Remote monitoring and control of the encoder can be achieved via any standard Web browser, bringing further efficiency to operators.
Enhanced AQT8 Series Increases Flexibility & Lowers System Cost OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey — Oct. 29, 2014 — Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced an enhancement to the AQT8 Series of Transcoders specifically designed for the Multiple-System Operators (MSOs). User settings designed for MSO applications permit encrypted QAM input(s) to pass all stream packets to the AQT8-QAM outputs for total conditional access transparency. This gives the MSO the ability to have all conditional access equipment reside at the headend location rather than at the hubs. -
R.L. Drake and Blonder Tongue GOVERNMENT VIDEO EXPO 2014 EXHIBITOR PREVIEW — Booth 329
Nov 14, 2014NewsComments Off
At the Government Video Expo 2014, R.L. Drake and Blonder Tongue will bring a comprehensive portfolio of transcoding and encoding solutions designed to increase efficiency and reliability for broadcasters and pro AV professionals.
Product Introduction From Blonder Tongue
Scalable Transcoder Encoder Platform (STEP)
Blonder Tongue’s new Scalable Transcoder Encoder Platform (STEP) will be shown at Government Video Expo.
STEP is a 1RU, 2RU, or 3RU integrated system that performs scalable video processing to help operators meet the latest video requirements and migrate to next-generation video network architecture. The flexible platform supports multiple video quality encoding bit rates, multiple audio formats, and text scrolling. STEP is compatible with any industry media server or digital rights management software, and can be easily integrated into CDN providers, offering users a tailored solution based on customer needs.
Product Introductions From R.L. Drake
PEG-NE24-IP Single HD-SDI MPEG Encoder
At the Government Video Expo, Drake will provide a preview of the PEG-NE24-IP, a new stand-alone, single HD-SDI input MPEG-2 and H.264 digital encoder designed to support public, education, and government (PEG) channels carrying local public access, school event, and municipal government programming. The new encoder is expected to ship in Q4 of 2014.
Using the PEG-NE24-IP encoder, operators can efficiently transport SD and HD video and audio signals over existing HFC networks, eliminating the need for expensive dedicated links or bandwidth-hungry analog sub-band solutions. The encoder sends signals from a local origination site back to the headend or hub location, so they can be multiplexed and broadcast, making it ideal for multipoint distribution applications.
DSE 2 PLUS Dual Multiplexing Encoder
Drake will also showcase the DSE 2 PLUS dual multiplexing encoder at the Government Video Expo 2014. By combining encoding and QAM modulation capabilities within a single RU, the DSE 2 PLUS dramatically simplifies HD video distribution.
Utilizing the DSE 2 PLUS, operators can digitally encode two uncompressed HDMI, high-resolution component video or VGA inputs to MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 (H.264). The DSE 2 PLUS uses an internal multiplexing QAM modulator and low-noise upconverter to enable the distribution of two HD programs over existing legacy fiber and coaxial networks while providing superior reliability and consistent performance. Leveraging the bandwidth savings provided by the encoder, operators can deliver twice as many HD programs or multiple channels at half the bandwidth, enabling them to realize significant cost savings and additional revenue opportunities.
EH244 Series Encoder Host Chassis
At the Government Video Expo 2014, Drake will highlight the EH244 Series encoder host chassis. The EH244 offers a variety of configurable output options, making it the ideal solution for housing MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 video encoders. Utilizing the flexible and scalable encoder chassis, operators can deploy any combination of Drake’s popular HD or SD encoder modules, including the HDE24, SDE24, and SDI24.
Compatibility with existing equipment, affordable pricing, and a small footprint ensures that the EH244 chassis can easily be integrated into any infrastructure. From a compact 2RU chassis, the EH244 is capable of hosting up to six encoder modules and an internal multiplexer that allows users to create custom program multiplexes and output them in RF QAM, ASI, or IP.
By enabling operators to choose output options based on specific needs and requirements, the EH244 lowers capital expenses while providing a future-proof solution. All chassis include an RJ-45 Ethernet management port and an ASI data port for low data rate applications such as EAS, as well as DTA set-top box control data to support Drake’s All-Digital Bandwidth Recovery Solution. A quad ASI option is available for applications that require ASI for program stream distribution.
Im going to be conservative and say They don't do .09 the next 3 qtrs.. But maybe .21 total for the next 3 qtrs. or .07 each qtr... Giving them .30 ... 10x pe is 3 bucks ..15x is 4.50 ... WDY think
We've had some important design wins and important customer commitments that resulted in reported sales increases. The general business climate remains positive. Consequently [BDR] should continue to show improving sales and resulting improving financial performance in the future."
"Needless to say we are pleased with the results of the third quarter [...] The sales, marketing, and engineering teams continue to work hard on the opportunities many of which are substantial in the $1 to $4 million range. It's important to note that the number of these opportunities is increasing and several have translated into orders and shipments [...] the most significant update is the DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) approval testing is going well, and we expect an approval in this quarter, meaning Q4 2014. Significant additional sales should result in Q4 should the approval complete as anticipated."
"Third quarter 2014 results, as with the second quarter, are a significant improvement over 2013. Our solid gains in both sales and gross margins, are driven by our ability to develop new products which are serving specific customer needs. Our price performance ratio relative to competition, is another driving factor. Our digital product strategy remains on course with planned releases of new products scheduled through the rest of 2014 and thereafter."
Blonder Tongue Explodes On Earnings: Will An Imminent DIRECTV Deal Propel It Higher?
Nov. 17, 2014 6:32 AM ET | 22 comments | About: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc (BDR), Includes: DTV
Disclosure: The author is long BDR. (More...)
•BDR reported very high EPS of $0.09 considering the stock is under $2.
•A deal with DTV is potentially imminent to be announced.
•BDR believes sales and earnings will be going higher. The stock is priced otherwise. Take advantage.